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Sourdough Battered Frog Legs

A real must try!
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine All-American
Keyword deep fried, frog logs, sourdough
Prep Time 6 hours 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Author Lynn / Turnips 2 Tangerines


  • 1/2 cup sourdough starter, fed
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup beer
  • 1 to 2 pounds frog legs
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • vegetable or peanut oil
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon seafood seasoning, old bay


  • Mix together sourdough starter, flour and water. Mix together well. Let sit on counter, covered, for 3 hours. Then place in the refrigerator for another 3 hours. Set remaining beer aside.
  • Rinse frog legs and pat dry. Place frog legs in a shallow dish. Add 2 cups buttermilk. Cover. Put in the refrigerator. Let marinade for 3 to 6 hours (or overnight)
  • Heat 4 inches of vegetable oil in deep fat-fryer or in a deep cast iron dutch oven.
  • Place flour on a pie plate. Season with seafood seasoning. Whisk together. Take starter out of refrigerator. Whisk in a 1/3 cup beer. Combine well.
  • Lightly shake frog legs to remove excess buttermilk. Dip frog legs into seasoned flour. Then dip into batter. Drop frog legs into the hot oil. Fry frog legs in oil until golden brown, 5 to 8 minutes. Remove legs from oil with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
  • Season with salt.